Hockin and Griffin have worked in close partnership for decades and offer complementary market perspectives – Griffin’s as a leading retail property investment agent and Hockin’s from industry-leading leasing and occupier engagement advice. They will now formally lead the firm, with a focus on business growth and building the team, while continuing to deliver director-led advice in client-facing transactional roles.
Neil Hockin explains: “With an ever-wider range of retail and leisure landlord clients, many of whom operate across all real estate sectors and regions and given the increasingly rich mix of occupier brands and concepts, the advice and ideas of true specialists has never been more valued.
“The firm’s extensive traditional retail client base will continue to be core to our business direction. Destination retail and mixed-use centers remain a bedrock of the retail and leisure landscape of the UK and will continue to do so and they have an important place for a leading independent retail and leisure consultancy. Community centers, trade counters, leisure schemes, high street, out-of-town, and mixed-use holdings offer exciting diversification opportunities.”
John Griffin adds: “The leasing, lease advisory, development, and investment teams work closely together to give clients a 360-degree view based on the latest transactional trends. The structural shift being made within Lunson Mitchenall will ensure we free up time within our senior team to do this more.
“Clients of today need deeper analytical knowledge, carefully calculated assessments, and a sense of collaboration from trusted advisors – no more acutely than while the economy is so challenged. This business change is a means of ensuring we continue to meet and exceed clients’ expectations.”
Four new graduates and an Associate Director have been welcomed to Lunson Mitchenall over the past six months further developing its team of retail and leisure advisors.